The seemingly ageless wonder, Foiled Again, is back, winning his first qualifier of the season, winning in 1:54.3 at the Meadowlands. At this age, the question needs to be asked, why bring him back? After all, a horse that earns more than $6 million dollars deserves a nice retirement. The answer is, keep bringing him back provided you don't cheapen him. If he can keep racing in the upper echelons there is no reason to stop with him. No doubt there will be faster horses that will show up and win their share of races , but as long as he can go out there, compete, not disgrace himself, and he's happy, there is no reason to stop.
After all, isn't this what the sport is looking for? Foiled Again is the modern day Rambling Willie. He goes out there and does his best. Sure, at this age he loses his share of race, but one thing you can't argue is he goes out and does his best. As much as people love the horse which doesn't lose, they have even more appreciation for a horse which grinds his way through every race; it's a pleasure to watch. I look forward to watching Foiled Again this year. He promises to be one of the highlights of the year.